Louisiana State Police Recover Stolen Grand Cherokee in 57 Minutes Assisted by the LoJack® System

  • June 12, 2013
  • recovery stories

With friends like this, who needs enemies? The owner of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in this case woke up one morning to find both her vehicle and her overnight guest gone. It’s a good thing she had the LoJack® system installed so police were able to track down both her Jeep and her so-called ‘friend’.

The Jeep’s owner contacted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that her Grand Cherokee was stolen from her residence in Marrero, LA, during the night.  Apparently she had a house guest that removed the Jeep keys from her purse some time during the night and drove off without her permission. She was unable to contact the person so she reported it stolen. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack device concealed in the Jeep, which was installed at Ray Brandt Toyota in Metairie, LA, was then automatically activated.

A short while later, a Louisiana State Trooper picked up the homing signals from the Jeep on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The trooper tracked the vehicle as it was driven around Jefferson Parish and into Orleans Parish. The Jeep was eventually stopped; the suspect, who had an outstanding warrant, attempted to flee but was soon apprehended. The undamaged Grand Cherokee was soon returned to its grateful owner.

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